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Simon Ladegaard Jakobsen In a previous article I argued that India's "rights revolution" has so far mostly existed on paper without significant improvements in the conditions of the poor...In particular, I will look at those institutional
“Whatever you want to achieve in the name of the law, fight on the streets but in a non-violent manner,” said social activist and national convenor of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) Medha Patkar. &
The government is looking to make a substantial hike in wages under its flagship employment generation programme, seen as a vote winner that helped UPA return to power in 2009, ahead of general elections next year. The rural development ministry has
CBI director Ranjit Sinha has said infrastructure building through the public-private partnership model could lead to a spike in corruption cases as the potentially lucrative contracts may encourage collusion between big firms and state officials. "
Manisha Nair, Weidenfield scholar at the Nuffield department of population health at the university...It appeared from focus-group discussions that drawbacks in implementation like low wages, delayed payments and corruption prevented sustainable long-
Under the scheme, unemployed people are given employment for at least 100 days in rural areas...At no point of times all the three objectives can be achieved," he said. Maoist-affected areas where 50,000 youth would be provided skills as well as jobs.
What happens in Parliament is well rehearsed drama' Next Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie has said that Gujarat Chief Minister and the party's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi is already the party's
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is leveraging his politically 'unattached' status to seek higher wages for his people under the Centre's rural employment guarantee scheme. Notification of lower wage rates by the Union government than the wage rates
Having a job does not automatically exempt workers from belonging to the vast army of the laboring poor...Thus the informal workforce at large does not enjoy employment security work security and social security of the total workforce of close to
However, the war of words over the release of funds continues. Along with the release order, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has sent three letters to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav citing shortcomings in implementation of the scheme.